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FATHOMLESS - JACKSON PEARCE - REVIEW

Book: Fathomless
Author: Jackson Pearce
Publisher: Hodder Childrens
ISBN: 9781444915556
Rating: A

Celia Reynolds is the youngest in a set of triplets and the one with the least valuable power. Anne can see the future, and Jane can see the present, but all Celia can see is the past. And the past seems so insignificant - until Celia meets Lo. Lo doesn't know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now almost entirely a creature of the sea - a nymph, an ocean girl, a mermaid - all terms too pretty for the soul-less monster she knows she's becoming. Lo clings to shreds of her former self, fighting to remember her past, even as she's tempted to embrace her dark immortality. When a handsome boy named Jude falls off a pier and into the ocean, Celia and Lo work together to rescue him from the waves. The two form a friendship, but soon they find themselves competing for Jude's affection. Lo wants more than that, though. According to the ocean girls, there's only one…

LETTERBOX LOVE #2

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FORGIVE MY FINS - FANART

So I read and reviewed this a while back and whilst I loved the American cover the UK cover didn't do it for me so I made my own.


FATHOMLESS - FANART

So I am a massive fan of this series and the old creative artistic covers and I was devastated when they red did them so I decided to create a cover for fathomless that matches the old style covers.


OCEAN OF SECRETS - AIMEE FRIEDMAN - REVIEW

Book: Ocean of Secrets
Author: Aimee Friedman
Publisher: scholastic
ISBN: 9781407134598
Rating: B

16-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science ...and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small, mysterios Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate. There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can't make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship ...and reality

Ocean of Secrets. What Can I say? The book was perfect. We really don't see much mermaid myth and folklore amongst the YA section and this really was a gorgeous read. The intricate tale followed Miranda to Selkie island where she meets a boy on the beach and they fall in love. Of course he's hiding a secret and he is of course a merman. It might…

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #3

Sypnosis: After experiencing terrifying visions, Daire Santos goes to live with her grandmother in the dusty New Mexico town of Enchantment. There she discovers that she's a Soul Seeker - a person who can navigate between the living and the dead. Guided by her grandmother, Daire has learned how to harness her powers - just in time. Enchantment is controlled by the evil Richter family, who are determined to rule over the Lowerworld, Middleworld and Upperworld - upsetting the natural balance and causing chaos. Daire is the only person who can stop the Richters, but there's one problem: she's in love with Dace, whose twin brother Cade is a shape-shifter, out to steal Daire's powers. And both boys belong to the Richter clan. Can Daire fulfil her destiny without destroying her one true love?

Okay so this series and I share a rocky relationship. I honest to god loved Noel's Evermore series and I couldn't wait for Fated and then I read fated and it didn't do it fo…

INTRODUCING MERMAID DAY

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #2

So this week for Waiting on Wednesday I have two books actually, that I am crazy excited to read and I'll show you them below!

Sypnosis: Eleanor is the new girl in town, and she's never felt more alone. All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and chaotic home life, she couldn't stick out more if she tried. Then she takes the seat on the bus next to Park. Quiet, careful and - in Eleanor's eyes - impossibly cool, Park's worked out that flying under the radar is the best way to get by. Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall in love. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you're 16, and you have nothing and everything to lose. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, Eleanor and Park is funny, sad, shocking and true - an exquisite nostalgia trip for anyone who has never forgotten their first love.

Okay, so this is one of those book I've heard so much about in the book b…

SLATED - TERI TERRY - REVIEW

Book: Slated
Author: Teri Terry
Publisher: Hodder Children's
ISBN: 9781408319468
Rating: A

Kyla's memory has been erased, her personality wiped blank, her memories lost for ever. She's been Slated. The government claims she was a terrorist, and that they are giving her a second chance - as long as she plays by their rules. But echoes of the past whisper in Kyla's mind. Someone is lying to her, and nothing is as it seems. Who can she trust in her search for the truth?
This book has been sitting on my bookshelf for just over a year and with a little gap with nothing that had to be read by a deadline I thought I'd pick up Slated. Recently I'm really feeling the dystopian vibe and this just seemed really fitting. Also I heard nothing but good about this and it was just something I knew I was going to enjoy.

The story follows Kyla, a girl in a future world in which young criminals are 'Slated' This means their minds are wiped and they get a fresh start. Howev…